Modal verb Can and Could – Ability (LECCION 14)



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Modal Verbs Can and Could (to talk about abilities)

We can use can (for present) and (could) for past to talk about abilities. The form of the modal verbs are very simple. All the verbs go with the same modal verb plus the infinitive without “to”.

Example:

Maria can play the piano very well. (Maria has the ability of playing the piano)

They can play soccer.

I can speak English.

** Can y Could se utiliza para describir acciones referentes a habilidades. La forma es muy simple ya que va con una sola conjugación para todoas las personas. Can es para describir habilidades en el tiempo presente y Could para habilidades en el pasado.

Positive and Negative form (Modal Verb Can/could)

Figura 1


Modal Verb

Subject

Infinitivo without to

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CAN / COULD

 

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I

you

he

she

it

we

you

they

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VERB – Simple form (DANCE)

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Ejemplos:

1) Can you play the guitar?

2) Can your sister speak French?

3) Can they dance salsa?

**BONUS

En el básico solo quiero que se enfoquen en usar can y could para describir habilidades pero can y could tambien pueden ser usados para pedir favores. En este caso Can = Could

Ejemplo:

1) Can / Could you open the door please?

2) Can /Could they bring more beers?

Short Answers

Yes, ( I you he she it we they) can/could – No ,( I you he she it we they ) can’t/couldn’t

Exercises / Ejercicios (Figura 3)

14a- modal verb can

14b- modal verb can

14c- modal verb can

 

14d- modal verb can

 

 

 

 

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